Daniel Sturridge injury latest

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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Daniel Sturridge picked up a hamstring problem during Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Swansea City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Daniel Sturridge in action against Swansea City. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Just as Glen Johnson put the ball into his own net for City’s equaliser and cancel out first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel, Sturridge went down holding his hamstring.

He was promptly replaced by Joe Allen and spent the last 24 minutes of the game in the medical room.

“We’ll see [how he is] over the next couple of days,” Rodgers is quoted by the club’s official website as saying after the game.

“He felt a wee bit of tightness in his hamstring, so we’ll see how that is in the next couple of days.”

The Reds went on to win the game thanks to a Philippe Coutinho strike twelve minutes from time as Anfield erupted into scenes of joy and euphoria.

Rodgers’ side continue to sit top of the Premier League, with destiny in their hands. Chelsea‘s 1-0 victory at Swansea later on Sunday makes their visit to Anfield at April even more exciting.

Liverpool will be hopeful Sturridge recovers in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash at Norwich City.

Since signing for Liverpool from Chelsea in January 2013, the England international has scored 34 goals in 46 games, including 30 goals this season alone.

The Reds will be without midfielder Jordan Henderson after the 23-year-old was sent off for a two-footed challenge on City’s Samir Nasri in the dying seconds of the game.

Henderson will miss the trip to Norwich, as well as Liverpool’s home game against title-chasing Chelsea on April 27th and the final away game of the season at Crystal Palace on May 5th.

Rodgers will look to the services of Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva to cover Henderson in his absence. Both players were second-half substitutes against Man City on Sunday.

Could Liverpool cope without both Sturridge and Henderson? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter @thisisanfield.

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